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From "Eric Newton (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2866) Default WAL size should be based on HDFS Block Size
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:38:01 GMT


Eric Newton commented on ACCUMULO-2866:

In the normal case, WALs are written out and never re-read.  But, if a tablet is lost, the
contents of memory have to be recovered.  The master coordinates getting the WAL sorted into
a recovery file.  The tservers use the sorted recovery file to re-load the data that was in
memory, and not yet flushed to disk.

WAL file = not sorted, rarely read
recovery file = sorted, and read by all recovering tablets/servers.

> Default WAL size should be based on HDFS Block Size
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2866
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: tserver
>            Reporter: Mike Drob
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: wal
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
> HBase automatically defaults their WAL size to 0.95 * HDFS block size. This makes a lot
of sense from a resource management perspective, and we should do the same.

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